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Jan172012

[Breakfast] Eggspectation

 

Restaurant: Eggspectation
Cuisine: Breakfast
Location: Downtown
Address: 220 Yonge St
Price Range: $10~15

 

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very Good 5: Excellent

Food: 3
Service: 2
Ambiance: 2
Overall: 2.5

Extra information:

*Located in Heart of Downtown on Yonge Street
*Filled with tourists
*Specialize in breakfast (eggs)

 

When I first arrived in Toronto, I saw eggspectation on Yonge street as I was still getting used to the city and thought that I would want to check it out one day. That was only until I did some research online and realized it's basically for tourists (well yes I realize now it's on Yonge street) who didn't know where to go.

 

 

But you know those place you hear/read not so amazing reviews about, but still gotta try out for yourself anyways? This was one of those place! So early morning after getting some things done, I decided to check this place out.

 

 

Once I walked in, it was nothing like I expected inside the restaurant. For a breakfast place, it was dark inside and seemed almost a little too depressing. Of course before visiting the restaurant, I looked at their online menu and already knew what I wanted.

 

 

 Juice Bar and Breakfast Smoothie
 Selection of Coffee
Their Signature Dishes

Classic Dishes and Eggs on a Bagel
Ordered: Bagel Eggspectation 3/5


*Fried eggs, tomato, red onion and ham inside a bagel with hash browns for $10.49
*This was decent in size with the hash browns on the side
*You don't get a choice of bagel but you do get to choose between ham or bacon
*There was no sauce for the bagel sandwich which made it very bland on it's own
*I had to put some ketchup on the sandwich

 

 

*Overall the sandwich was decent but nothing special that can't be made at home
*Hashbrowns/Potato fries were hot and delicious on it's own, but again, very bland

 

 

Ordered: Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict 2/5

 

*Smoked salmon on English muffin topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce with side of hash browns for $12.99
*This just looks so much smaller in portion because there are not much bread
*We weren't asked how we like our eggs cooked, it just came really soft
*Yolk was hardly cooked and way too runny which made the entire dish really messy and soggy
*Hollandaise sauce had no flavor and tasted like yellow cream
*There wasn't much smoked salmon and with the runny eggs, I couldn't even taste it properly
*It was done horribly and lacked in quality + taste
*Personally I would never order something like this at franchise breakfast places but my mom made the mistake of ordering it here
*Avoid this at all cost here

 

Coffee, meh...
Summary: Well I am glad I got this place over with- now I can pass by eggspectation everytime I am on Yonge street and think about how mediocre/bad their food is inside that depressing restaurant.


Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar on Urbanspoon

 

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Reader Comments (3)

If you want a fancier brunch then you can try Origin's Brunch by King Street or Cora's near the MLG Loblaws. Cora's has huge portions! Origin has a nice atmosphere and they have a special chandelier at the back for the large group table. I went to Origin recently and need to put that up on my blog soon.

http://origintoronto.com/menu
http://www.chezcora.com/home

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSpatulaGeek

Yeah I am not going back here....ever again! haha

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterfoodigatorJ

I totally agree with you! Even though I've never seen a restaurant offering so many egg-based meals before, after checking this place I am not really sure if it is worth to be listed as one of http://ellidavis.com/toronto-real-estate-news/2012/04/best-breakfast-in-toronto" rel="nofollow">the best breakfast places in Toronto. Mediocricity is just the right word for this place.

May 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia

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